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Incoming professors swell UMMC's faculty ranks

Published on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Published on November 05, 2014

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty:

Pitt anesthesia fellow joins anesthesiology faculty

Dr. Marissa Lyttle
Dr. Marissa Lyttle

Dr. Marissa Lyttle, a regional anesthesia fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of anesthesiology.

After receiving the B.S. in bio-medicine from the Sophie Davis School of Bio-medical Education, New York City, in 2006, Lyttle earned the M.D. at New York Medical College, Valhalla, in 2008. She did an internal medicine internship from 2008-09 at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola; an anesthesiology residency from 2010-13 at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York; and a regional anesthesia fellowship from 2013-14 in Pittsburgh.

She is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Emergency med faculty welcome EM Associates owner

Dr. Chet Shermer
Dr. Chet Shermer

Dr. Chester (Chet) Duane Shermer, previous owner of Emergency Medicine Associates of Jackson that provided exclusive service to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of emergency medicine.

After receiving the B.A. in chemistry from Mississippi State University in 1991, Shermer earned the M.D. in 1997 at UMMC, where he did an emergency medicine residency from 1997-2001 and served as chief resident from 2000-01.

Shermer first joined the UMMC faculty in 2001 as an assistant professor of emergency medicine and served in that capacity through 2009. He graduated from the Officer’s Basic Leadership Course that year and has risen to the rank of major in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He has served as a physician at a number of emergency departments in the Jackson metropolitan area, including River Oaks, Southwest Regional Medical Center and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

He is the author or coauthor of nine articles in peer-reviewed professional publications.